Medieval Siege Warfare cover

Description

During the Middle Ages siege warfare played a vital role in military strategy. Sieges were far more numerous than pitched battles, ranging from small-scale affairs against palisaded earthworks to full-scale assaults on vast strongholds. Needless to say, the art of siege warfare assumed a unique importance to both invader and defender alike. In this title Christopher Gravett explores the different aspects of medieval siege warfare, from chivalrous formalities to 'surprise and treachery', in a text backed by numerous illustrations including 12 full page colour plates by Richard and Christa Hook.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Castles and Fortified Towns · Setting a Siege · Siege Techniques and Engines · Artillery · The Plates

Product details

Published May 24 1990
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9780850459470
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 10 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Elite
Short code ELI 28
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Illustrator

Richard Hook

Richard Hook was born in 1938 and trained at Reiga…

Illustrator

Christa Hook

CHRISTA HOOK began her illustrating career in 1986…

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